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This week is Contemporary Resort week

summer-of-dreams-200It’s Summertime and as the Summer of Dreams kicks off, we’re gonna dream about some of the wonderful Disney Hotels. I have no idea why, but I decided to start with the closest hotel to the Magic Kingdom. Of course I’m talking about the Contemporary Resort. That makes this Contemporary Resort week. Yipee!

The Contemporary Resort is the biggest of all the Disney World Resort hotels. No, it doesn’t have the most rooms (that’s the Pop Century) or it doesn’t spread over the most acres (that’s probably the Port Orleans) what makes it the biggest is it’s 14 stories tall. It and it’s partner, Bay Lake Tower are the only tall Disney World Hotels.

Most of the Disney Hotels are 3 or 4 stories tall. Not the Contemporary/Bay Lake Tower. These are the giants of Walt Disney World they tower over the Magic Kingdom. From the top of either hotel, you can see for miles. in fact, you can see beyond Disney World in every direction.

The Contemporary Resort

The View from Bay Lake Tower

So this week, we are going to take a look at this giant resort. Today, we’ve got the introduction. Tomorrow, we’ll talk about the Transportation system that serves the Contemporary. Wednesday is Restaurants Day so Dad will share our very different experience we had at The Wave. Thursday, we’ll talk about watching Wishes from the hotels and Friday, we’ll talk about all the water sports.

Doesn’t that sound like a fun week? We’re gonna get this summer thing rolling.

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  1. Hi Dad! We are going to Disney in August. I know, its hot and crowded but our unexplainable urge to go to Disney outweighs the negative aspects. I was hopefully thinking that the new school schedules most of the districts are implementing might affect crowd levels. For example, 9 of the 12 school districts in my immediate area are now switching to something called a balanced schedule. Their first day of school for the 2013/2014 schoolyear is Aug.4. What do you think? Could that first week of August be less busy than in the past?

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      Julie,

      If every school in the country was moving that way, then yes, it would (and I think it has to some extent) make a bit of a dent in the early August crowds. But that means some of the less busy times will be busier. I do think early August will be less busy than mid-July.

  2. Thanks Dad. We leave on the 4th of August. The last time we went was Christmas /New Years 2011. Nothing could be worse than the crowds that week so we aren’t scared of what we will face in August. We are good planners so it should be fun! Any suggestions?

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